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A Bosom for a Pillow
Posted September 14, 2008 by lama_jigme_gyatso


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Meditation and the Spiritual path - idea # 141
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Bliss and Openness pt. 22
What is Conventional bodhichitta?



Happy Gratitude-Monday!<o:p></o:p>
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We return to the classic passage: <o:p></o:p>
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“…one Dhar-ma,  Bo-dhi-chit-ta,  embodies all practices
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Conventional Bodhichitta is all about compassion and love, <o:p></o:p>which are really two sides of the same coin. Compassion is the <o:p></o:p>choice to take-away another’s sufferings {in the most wonderful <o:p></o:p>way}. Love is the decision to lavish another with blessings {in the <o:p></o:p>most wonderful way}. <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Why do I keep redundantly repeating the phrase, “
in the most <o:p></o:p>wonderful way”?<o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p>Because in every religion, on every continent there are only <o:p></o:p>two kinds of teachers: <o:p></o:p>
  • Love-givers <o:p></o:p>
  • and Fear-mongers. <o:p></o:p>
Who could be a great example of a Love-giver: Saint Francis <o:p></o:p><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Assisi</st1:place></st1:City>. On the other hand, who could be a great example of a <o:p></o:p>Fear-monger; Torquemada of the Spanish Inquisition… not one <o:p></o:p>of your more lovable fellows. <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Over the centuries the Torquemadas of the world have worked to <o:p></o:p>
convince us that if we take-away another’s sufferings we could <o:p></o:p>be cheating them of the opportunity to “work out their own <o:p></o:p>karma.” Who taught that? Certainly not Avalokiteshvara!<o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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The Torquemadas have also argued that if we are too giving or <o:p></o:p>
even long to be too giving it could harm or “spoil” others. And yet, <o:p></o:p>you’ll never hear Kuan Yin teach that.<o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Hey, could you remember reading “The Monkey’s Paw” in Junior <o:p></o:p>
High School? In this creepy tail by Edgar Allan Poe, every wish <o:p></o:p>made over a magical amulet came true, but in a consistently, <o:p></o:p>twisted and tragic manner. <o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p>Like wise, the Fear-mongers of this world have convinced us that <o:p></o:p>if our compassion or love is unbridled, then only harm can come <o:p></o:p>from it. But guess what kids… Buddha NEVER taught that.<o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p>And that is why I persist in using the phrase “…in the most wonderful way.”<o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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How else could we have been insidiously infected by the <o:p></o:p>
frightening lies of the Torquemadas? We’ll explore that tomorrow.<o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> 
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We are exposed to Fear-inducing lies every day.<o:p></o:p>
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  • a dynamic, energetic centeredness <o:p></o:p>
  • and a fun, mental resourcefulness? <o:p></o:p>
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Changing How we Feel
Posted February 1, 2008 by lama_jigme_gyatso

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Meditation and the Spiritual path - idea # 140
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from your Buddhism expert <o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> 
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Changing How we Feel<o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p>
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Happy Renunciation-Friday!<o:p></o:p>
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Has this ever happened to you?<o:p></o:p>
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Years ago, I used to come home from work feeling crumby every <o:p></o:p>
day. I felt over worked, under paid and completely unrespected. <o:p></o:p>It felt like I had no job security and nothing in the bank. And so, <o:p></o:p>by the end of the day I was just feeling lousy! <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Have you ever come home feeling scattered, confused, <o:p></o:p>
distracted and profoundly unsure of your role in the larger <o:p></o:p>scheme of things? I did, all the time! <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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And after eating too much food, and watching too much T.V. I’d <o:p></o:p>
often feel weak, exhausted, frightened, neurotic, nervous, <o:p></o:p>annoyed and cranky. Have these feelings ever crept up upon <o:p></o:p>you as well?<o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Like many folks I explored religion but that just increased the <o:p></o:p>
weight of my guilt and fear.
And, like many others, when I tried <o:p></o:p>
meditation that just increased my sense of inadequacy and <o:p></o:p>frustration. <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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I didn't want to feel better someday.
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I wanted to feel better NOW!<o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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I was so grateful when I met a great Tibetan lama who showed <o:p></o:p>
me how to really change the way I felt in as little as ninety <o:p></o:p>seconds!<o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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What is Bodhichitta?
Posted January 31, 2008 by lama_jigme_gyatso
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Meditation and the Spiritual path - idea # 139
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from your Buddhism expert <o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> 
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Bliss and Openness pt. 21
What is Bodhichitta?
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Happy Compassion-Thursday!<o:p></o:p>
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Again, we read from the passage: <o:p></o:p>
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“…one Dhar-ma,  Bo-dhi-chit-ta,  embodies all practices
of the development and completion stages...” <o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> 
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The four syllable word, “Bo-dhi-chit-ta” is more than just a good answer in <o:p></o:p>
Scrabble. It is also a Sanskrit word that could be translated as “the <o:p></o:p>Mind-set of Enlightenment.” But that’s vague, isn’t it? Perhaps we should <o:p></o:p>put a finer point on it? <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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This is where it gets fun. You see in Buddhism we tend to look at things <o:p></o:p>
from two perspectives, the Conventional and the Ultimate. Is one <o:p></o:p>perspective better then the other? Nope! It’s just like the phrase, “on one <o:p></o:p>hand it’s this way but on the other hand it’s that way.” <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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I don’t know if you’re like me. But I’m right handed. And you know, if an <o:p></o:p>
angry Ninja ran up to me and whacked off my left arm; I sure would miss <o:p></o:p>it. And by the way, I strongly feel that whacking off peoples limbs is very <o:p></o:p>impolite and should be avoided. <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Even though I tend to favor my right hand, I sure am glad I have two. After <o:p></o:p>
all it makes it much easier to eat a ripe, juicy papaya, if you’ve got one <o:p></o:p>hand to hold the fruit and another to work the spoon. Likewise, Buddha <o:p></o:p>taught us to explore reality from both the conventional and the ultimate <o:p></o:p>perspectives. <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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Well then, what is Conventional Bodhichitta? We’ll explore that on Monday. <o:p></o:p>
Why not tomorrow? Because tomorrow is the big release of February’s <o:p></o:p>instructional CD. It’s a special CD for a reduced price, but only for one <o:p></o:p>month. <o:p></o:p><o:p> 
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If you’ve ever felt an emotion, that you didn’t want to feel; <o:p></o:p>
if you’ve ever wanted to change how you felt, quickly, <o:p></o:p>then you’ll want to read tomorrow’s announcement. <o:p></o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p><o:p> 
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What is love’s hidden secret?
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